This article by Mark Nepo will appear as the introduction in the forthcoming Fetzer Institute and Wilson Center publication, Our Shared Future: Environmental Pathways to Peace, based on an event cosponsored at the Wilson Center in January 2009.
Local Dynamism and the Governance of Washington, D.C.: A Study on the Scope of Civil Society-State Engagement
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Comparative Urban Studies Occasional Papers Series, 30), 1999. PDF: 126KB/20 pages
Paper contribution to the January 2009 seminar on community resilience.
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; 1998. (Comparative Urban Studies Occasional Paper Series; 14). PDF: 120KB/25 pages
Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding.
This report draws from the dialogue and seminar papers shared at an April 2011 meeting co-hosted by the Wilson Center and the Fetzer Institute to explore how best to respond to disasters. Highlighting the complex nature of disaster response and exploring ways to overcome the inherent tension between those responding to disasters and the local community, the discussion centered on how to identify the strengths of a community and use technology to better engage the local community and provide effective, sustainable relief.